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How to include superscript numbers in column headings?

Jun 29, 2016 5:18 PM
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Hi,

I want to create some figures (PCA biplot) with stable isotope variables in them. How can I include superscripts in the headings of my column? Specifically δ^{15}N and δ^{13}C?

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Re: How to include superscript numbers in column headings?

This way should always work, but there are a few steps.

- Open a script editor: select
**File**>**New**>**Script**. - Enter this character string:
**"\!U03B4\!U00B9\!U2075\!U03B2"** - Run the script.
- Find the result in the Log: select
**Window**>**Log**(Macintosh) - Select the result
**"δ¹⁵β"**and copy the result to paste over the axis label.

Hope this helps.

(Actually, you should be able to copy the result shown in step 5 this time and skip all the previous steps! But now you know how to do it for another string.)

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Re: How to include superscript numbers in column headings?

I see this result:

and this result:

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Re: How to include superscript numbers in column headings?

The results above used JMP for Windows on my work computer. I repeated the test on my personal Macintosh and now I see the same result as you:

So this result is a bug and should be reported to JMP Technical Support (support@jmp.com).

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Re: How to include superscript numbers in column headings?

Instead of using the script editor solution that @markbailey provided, I would use the Emoji and Symbols tools (Ctrl-Command-Space) to enter these special characters.

You can type the name of the character you're looking for into the window and see the choices.

As for the different line heights for the 1 and 5, it's not so much a bug in JMP. Instead it's the way the font chosen for the column headings and the titles renders the UNICODE characters for superscript 1 and superscript 5. That's not something JMP has control over.

Instead, you'll need to find a font that renders them at the same line height. I used Pages on my Mac to experiment with various fonts and found that Myriad Pro, which I suspect I got with one of my Adobe products, does a good job of rendering them at the same line height. You may have to search a bit to find a font that you have installed that works the way you want.

Once you've found a font that does what you want you can change the preferences in JMP to use that font.

-Jeff

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